For the Christian Science Quarterly Bible Lesson for Sunday, April 29, 2001

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Section 1

  1. How can you "pray without ceasing?"
  2. What is the value of praying without ceasing?

Section 2

  1. What in the creation story is the basis for the sabbath rest?
  2. To whom does "the Lord" refer in Bible citation #7? (Hint: In each case, check to see whether the passage is a quote or paraphrase from the Old Testament or from the Apocrypha?)

Section 3

  1. What does it mean to "believe on the Lord Jesus" as described in Bible citation # 8?
  2. Though Mar 9:28-29 is not included in this week's Bible Lesson, what is its relevance to "belief" and "lack of belief" to which Jesus referred?
    1. (Mar 9:28-29, TEV, state: "After Jesus had gone indoors, his disciples asked him privately, "Why couldn't we drive the spirit out?" "Only prayer can drive this kind out," answered Jesus; "nothing else can.")

Section 4

  1. What is the biblical basis for overcoming despondency, depression, and futility?

Section 5

  1. What does the Bible state to be "the reward for doing good?"
  2. What is "the second death?"
  3. How is one saved from "the second death?"

Section 6

  1. To each of us in our daily lives, what is the importance of Jesus' question and follow-up answer, "Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works," as found in Bible citation #21?
  2. To each of us, what is the significance of Jesus' statement, "I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener," as found in Bible citation #22?

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